Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) is a national skills-based management consulting program operated by a network of organizations across the country under the leadership and coordination of Americans for the Arts. It pairs nonprofit arts groups with specially trained business executives who volunteer their time and skills to assist with distinct management projects. At the same time, it provides unique leadership development opportunities for these volunteers—allowing them to apply and expand their professional skills and gain new perspectives by working outside their field.
Businesses often promote volunteerism as one of the key elements of employee engagement. Volunteer programs can make employees feel more engaged on the job, learn new skills or improve existing ones, and increase interaction between junior and senior employees.
Learn more on our FAQ page or by downloading the pARTnership Movement's, Working with Volunteers Tool-kit. (pdf, 377 KB)
Want to get involved? See if their is a BVA program in your area by downloading the BVA Manager Affliates List.
Need a BVA in your community. Learn how you can establish a BVA (pdf, 287 KB)
- How active are BVAs across the country? Find out from our Business Volunteers for the Arts® Programs 2012 Survey Result (pdf, 319 KB)